Chinese New Year Food My Way

Winter storm Nemo forced us to stay home during the weekend. It was good in a way, because I had the time to make my fish dish just in time for the Chinese New Year. No, we’re not Chinese but for the past few years, it has been a conscious effort on my part to observe some of their New Year’s tradition.

Aside from the usual basket of fruits, I baked fish with scallions, cilantro and ginger which I flavored ‘my way.’ I couldn’t fit the fish, so I had to trim the tails. This is my longest baking dish. I toyed with the idea of using a big cookie sheet but it’s too shallow.


No, I didn’t make this rice vermicelli dish. We took it out from our go-to Vietnamese restaurant which is a few miles away from home.

vietnamese rice vermicelli

And this nian gao (Chinese New Year Cake)? I’m so pleased that this year, I was able to score a freshly baked version instead of the usual boxed nian gao. It’s a lot more wholesome because it’s not overwhelmingly sweet.
nian gao

nian gao

Belated happy new year to all!


Chinese New Year Food My Way — 6 Comments

  1. Anong fish yun Tuks? Parang feel kong mag bake ng ganyang fishie….

    Mukhang napapadalas ang pagluluto mo ah? Pwede bang makikain? I like the rolls dun sa post mo sa baba. One of these days I might give that a try as well. Bored to death na yung dalawa dito sa mga alang kwenta kong recipes eh. Paulit ulit kasi.

    Happy CNY to you…kahit late. I didn’t even realize na tapos na pala? Dati big deal sa akin yan kasi it meant a week off from work ngayon dehins ko na pansin.

    How’s the weather na dyan? Dito maganda pa din…but we’re about to get some rain and some ‘cool temps’ in the coming days. Snow…in my dreams…haha.

    Ingat lagi lagi!


  2. @ Tuks

    malalaking galunggong na ginawang sosyal ang name – mackerel daw. when I went to search for my fish for CNY eto lang ang fresh na fresh sa paningin ko. eh kailangan whole fish daw.

    walang ibang outlet, kaya pag masaya ako ay nagluluto. hindi na pwede mag-bake eh. masyadong sinful! let me know lang if you like to get the recipe of the nori hand rolls. they were awesomely good, tapos healthy pa.

    sunny today but overnight snow na naman daw. hopefully we will only have some dusting. kakapagod na kasi ang snow. biyahe kayo dito para yung snow dreams mo maging reality.

  3. @ Tita Beng
    thanks Tita B, same to you. I really need all the good luck in the world. sana nga magdilang anghel ka. yes, nian gao is tikoy. eto nga lang eh hindi kasing tamis ng regular tikoy.

  4. Hello J! Coming here direct from our whole day lakwatsa. The moment that we reached home, online agad ako kasi I’m almost late na sa pag-greet sa ‘yo ng…

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Praying that all your pervent prayers be heard and granted!
    Enjoy your day, J! Lab ya! Mwahh!
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